The Tourism Company UK

The Tourism Company is one of the UK’s leading tourism consultancies, delivering high quality tourism strategies, marketing plans, feasibility studies and a range of other services to clients across the UK and worldwide. Founded in 1990 by the current directors

The Tourism Company has two directors, Richard Denman and Chris Evans. Each job is managed by one of the directors. The Company also has a full-time associate, Jackie Denman. All are experienced tourism professionals with a significant track record in tourism consultancy

Richard Denman- Director

Richard Denman graduated in economics from the University of Cambridge followed by a doctorate from the University of Edinburgh based on a definitive study of rural tourism in Scotland. For ten years he worked at the Heart of England Tourist Board, as development and marketing manager and subsequently as deputy director. He became a tourism consultant in 1988. He has a wide portfolio of experience covering research, policy studies, tourism planning, marketing and project development. He has developed an international profile in tourism sustainability issues, working as an expert for the UN World Tourism Organization, UNEP and the European Commission in this field.  He serves on various international committees and was facilitator of the EU Tourism Sustainability Group.  He has also undertaken various projects for development assistance agencies in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia, and helped to develop the UNWTO programme on tourism and poverty alleviation. He has maintained a link with academic studies and teaching, having served as External Examiner for undergraduate and masters courses in Sheffield Hallam and Oxford Brookes Universities. He is a member of ECOTRANS, the European sustainable tourism network, and a past Board Director and Secretary of The International Ecotourism Society.

Chris Evans, Director

Chris Evans graduated in geography from the University of Wales and took a masters degree in planning at Liverpool University. He started his career in local government in the historic city of Cambridge. He then ventured abroad working for both the public and private sectors. Since returning to the UK, he has continued to work overseas with tourism projects in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean as well as the UK. For six years, Chris was retained by Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens to advise on development and marketing. Chris is particularly interested in the development and marketing of new tourism products, whether they be a new attraction, an emerging new tourist area in this country or an unexplored overseas destination. Chris is a past chairman of the Tourism Consultants’ Network.

Jackie Denman, Associate

Jackie Denman read Mathematics and Geography at Girton College, Cambridge, followed by a postgraduate year at Leeds University. She has worked on rural development issues for more than 30 years. She has been an Associate of The Tourism Company since its inception and has taken a close interest in the special expertise they have developed in work concerned with the interface between tourism, the environment and local prosperity, providing background research and support on policy issues and good practice at both a national and international level, and having direct involvement in, and responsibility for, many projects in England and Wales.  In 2009, Jackie was awarded with distinction an MSc in Sustainable Development (Environmental Management) with Imperial College’s Distance Learning Programme.

So this was the introduction of The Tourism Company UK and Director’s.The Tourism Company alway’s beilieve in growth of tourism industryJACKIE DENMANChris EvansRICHARD DENMAN


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